About Top Idol
Top Idol Blog began in spring 2008. It was an experiment of sorts, originally existing only as email recaps I wrote to a friend who watched the show. I never intended on it becoming something a part-time career. And now here we are…
I’ve never been a fan of American Idol. I would only now call myself a follower. While I’ve discovered a few musicians I do wholeheartedly enjoy through the show, it’s really not my thing. Hearing 1072 versions of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me is torture no matter how you cut it.
I’m not bad. Sometimes, I just write that way.
This for those of us who really think American Idol is complete crap, yet feel somewhat compelled to watch it. If American Idol is a guilty pleasure, it should be much more pleasurable.
(In case you were wondering, currently my favorite TV show is Mad Men. I hate Glee. Do not talk about Glee on my site. That show would drive a lab rat insane.)
I enjoy research. Love it. The reasons I fell into writing a blog on a show I really didn’t care about, it’s too long to go into here. But I really did “fall” into doing it. And the more and more I started learning about Idol, its contestants and most of all, its most devoted fans, I began to realize that many Idol blogs didn’t delve into the fun stuff.
The fun stuff being the things that require research.
And as far as the Idol Fantards go, my belief is that if your devotion towards a past or current AI contestant interferes with your daily life and causes you to sever ties with those who do not share similar beliefs, its time to take a good look in the mirror and think about what’s really important. You can call me a hater and say I have “no sense of humor” but I’m not the one taking a silly television show so seriously. And I have no problem making fun of fantards who can’t handle other people having a different opinion regarding the object of their sick & twisted obsession.
It’s just a TV show. Get over it. The world has got far bigger problems.
Oh, and when the word tard is used to describe a fervent AI fan, it’s in no way a reflection of how people feel about those with mental disabilities. Just because people use the word tard or fantard does not mean they hate those who are be mentally challenged. It means they think this sort of behavior is some of the stupidest they have ever witnessed.
Wondering about other things discussed on this blog? Here’s a handy list:
- So You Think You Can Dance
- America’s Next Top Model
- More to Love
- The Room
- Jon Hamm…and all things Mad Men
- Burning Man
- Assorted other randomness
I try and add more THRILLING CONTENT whenever I can, and suggestions are always welcome. YOUR recaps/reviews/photos/et al are ALWAYS welcome. Perhaps one day I will be able to pay you for such things. Perhaps one day I will be able to pay myself for these things, too.
Want to tell me I suck?
Most likely, I will write you back.